Morning all, thank the stars its Friday!!!!!!
So recently my 2000 B5 Passat has been giving me a few hassles.
I got the car in December 2018 and the first thing I did a service (didn't do oil as the guard under the engine bay was bent and needed to be elevated to get it out.
car ran well and we took a 400km drive to Kzn, car ran beautifully and did roughly 15.5km/litre
Back home, it started of with a slightly erratic idle and after a few weeks that lead to what felt like a miss fire while driving and a power loss.
will driving I would put my foot down and the car would hesitate and then rocket off (both auto and manual mode), so mainly as lower rpm.
The fuel consumption went for a ball of sh!t nad there was a HUGE smell of fuel in the cabin.
I did an oil change (there was a heavy fuel smell in the oil and the filter) last weekend and cleaned the AFM, the miss under acceleration is 99% gone, the fuel consumption has gotten better, there is power again and the power delivery is smooth and no more furl smell
This is, once the car hits 90 Degrees, it starts to hunt slightly during idle, in my mind, it feels as if it happens more when I press the brake pedal.
Someone suggested changing the temperature sensor or the 02 sensor. Has anybody had similar issues and how was it resolved.